Friday, 7 February 2014

My Combined 5-man Midfield From Arsenal and Liverpool

The most eagerly anticipated match of the weekend is also the first game. Arsenal's strength is in their midfield and Liverpool's most dangerous weapon are their strikers. Both teams regularly adopt 5-man midfields; Liverpool to allow them to play with 2 up front and Arsenal because we have so much quality in the middle of the park. I have made a combined midfield made up of players from both sides. I will be playing two defensive midfielders and 3 attacking midfielders. Only players that are eligible to play this weekend were included.
Gerrard may not have been in the team if everybody was fit

The first of my two defensive midfielders was the man of the match in the last game and scored two goals from a central-midfield position. I believe he would have played in a more defensive position if it was a tougher game.

Steven Gerrard
The Liverpool captain has recently changed to CDM and performed well, still scoring goals and making chances.

Mesut Ozil
Arsenal's most expensive player will occupy the central position of my three attacking mids, because that is where he is most effective and his laziness to get back doesn't affect the team too badly.

Philippe Coutinho
Although more effective centrally I would play him on the right to accommodate Ozil. Although a bit short with goals and assists, his pass before the pass has been important numerous times when he's been available.

Santi Cazorla
The diminutive Spaniard has been getting back to his best recently and his his ability with both feet is incredible. Although sometimes a bit weak, my left attacking midfielder works hard defensively and breaks up play effectively.

Who would you put in your midfield?


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